Jordan Love starts the 2022 preseason with the following stat line: 13-24; 176 yards, 3 interceptions, 2 touchdowns. Three straight drives ended in Love interceptions in the first half. With the decision to extend Love’s rookie contract a looming Packer priority, Love and the Packers have a few choices which include but are not limited to; Play Love in all 4 quarters for the rest of the preseason; pull crossing throws from the Love playbook; or admit he is a failure and promote Danny Etling. Love repeatedly threw behind receivers doing crossing patterns, leading to one of his three interceptions and multiple incompletions. Love was playing behind the current first string offensive line and both failed to impress. The repeated failures to convert with a run play on third or fourth down facing short yardage, against a 49er second team defense, tells you this o-line is more like the old SNL, “Not Ready for Prime Time Players” than a dominating offensive line. The only good news was Love not being sacked.
For Packer fans looking for a quick jump in special team performance, patience is going to be required. While Amari Rodgers looks quicker and is playing with more confidence, the coverage teams repeatedly allowed returns around the 30 yard line and Gabe Brkic’s shank of a chip shot field goal left most green and gold fans praying for a quick recovery for Mason Crosby.
Much fanfare has been made of special teams coach Rich Bisaccia and his Special Team recruits from the Raiders, Dallin Leavitt and Rico Gafford. After this preseason game you can’t blame Packer fans for being nonplussed. Each player gave up a critical big catch that led to 14 San Francisco points.
You could take the position that this is a meaningless game. Twenty five players were held out by the Packers. But Green Bay fans who left Lambeau Field partially frozen on January 22, 2022 wanted more from the Packers in this game. From the opening kick, the 49ers competed and made plays. While the Packers had more yards and first downs in the first half, they gave the game to the 49ers by allowing big negative plays and failing to step up and make winning plays when needed. The 49ers and Kyle Shanahan walked away with a win and their familiar swagger. Let’s hope the Packers leave the Bay Area embarrassed and hungry to finally take the SF monkey off of LaFleur’s back.
If your just going to look at the stat line for Jordan Love, then you might as well anoint Danny Etling the Packers next franchise QB. He was 6-8 with a passer rating over 150. PF4L made that mistake this time last year with Kurt Benkert who’s now out of football. The same fate awaits Etling. That was by far and away the best game to date from Love. He had at least 3 drops and two of those INT’s should have been caught. When your QB puts the ball in your hands it’s up to the receiver to catch it. He made plays off script, threw the ball with velocity, he was more decisive in his reads. I’m sure there where throws he’d like to have back. I particularly didn’t like the first deep ball he over threw to Dobbs but he came back to him with a nice throw for a 33 yard TD on 4th down. A couple of throws to his RB’s in the flat were to the wrong shoulder or had to much on them. He’s a young, talented QB that needs to play. Romeo Dobbs is the real deal. Danny Davis also flashed. So did Toure, Rodgers, and Winfree. We’ll be just fine at WR. Jake Hanson has no business playing with the starters. It hard to believe Zac Tom or Sean Rhyan wouldn’t do better. Wasn’t all that impressed with Tyler Goodson after all the preseason hype. Don’t see an upgrade over Patrick Taylor or even Dexter Williams.
Problem….Sometimes you can’t post in here for days, for whatever reason. That’s besides the other glitches when the website is actually operational.
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Sell..or give this website to someone like Rob, or Howard, maybe Cheese. Or someone interested who can handle it.
The Packers are about to kick off the 2022 season, show Monty some respect instead of disintegrating what he built.
Give, or sell it to someone else that actually may give a fuck, because you clearly don’t.
I honestly don’t think the stat line does Love any favors. Was he great? No. Two of those picks should have been caught by the receivers. The other, apparently two receivers ran the wrong route, although I still have difficulty not blaming Love on that one. Slaton is looking like he might be a big contributor on the DL this year, which is huge to help take some of the load off Kenny Clark’s back
Your right Kato. In his first preseason game last year Jordan Love was throwing to the likes of Delvin Funchess and Jace Sternberger and an OL made of rookies and backups. The OL got him hurt, while Funchess and Sternberger didn’t make the team and were out of football. This year with essentially the starting OL and a legitimate NFL WR in Romeo Dobbs along with another year in the system you can see real progress. MLF realized he had to give his young QB a chance to succeed. It was far from perfect, but you can see real growth. He did some nice things but was very uneven. Jordan Love is exactly what he was drafted to be. A talented project. He needs to play to find out how good he can be. He’ll eventually get his chance. The question remains, will it be as a Packer? I have no idea how good he’ll be but if he gives us two more preseason games like he did against the 49ers then he’ll give us a reasonable chance to win if Rodgers goes out with injury. Which is what you want from your backup QB.
I always want to see the Packers win. I also believe the it was a meaningless game as far as the final score goes. The game was not meaningless for each individual player. Each of the Packers were playing against the other players at there position on the Packers and throughout the league.
I do think the Packers will try different backup centers in the next couple of games in addition to Hanson. Hanson did not look great at guard. I think there are other Packers ahead of Hanson at guard. The Packers just need a backup center who can also play guard in a pinch. Who that player is? Maybe Tom? Once the backup center is found Hanson could be released.
I have to say that the two passes that hit receivers hands and were intercepted were both inaccurate throws. The receivers should have caught both passes, but they weren’t thrown accurately. The one to Dobbs was to far upfield, just like several of the flat passes to the RBs. It is possible that Love thought the corner was going to undercut the pass and threw upfield, but I don’t believe the pass went to the location as designed.
The pass to Tyler Davis was to high. That pass should have been in the mid section or lower to protect Davis from a hit. I’m still not sure why Davis left his feet, but the pass may have been rising fast.
The good thing for Love is he is not throwing some of his passes into the dirt. The bad thing is he is still inaccurate at times while in a fairly clean pocket.
I think Dobbs is going to be a good receiver this year. One thing that is a concern is Dobbs hands are slow. If you saw Dobbs college tape and highlights he caught several balls on the middle to backside of the ball causing slight bobbles or awkward looking catches. I’m sure that is why there are concerns about Dobbs drops. I think Dobbs has strong hands or he wouldn’t make some of the catches he does. I think quicker hands or better eye hand coordination would help Dobbs catch and secure the ball at the forward point of the ball. Dobbs can develop his hand quickness, but until he does NFL DBs are going to be knocking/raking the ball loose after it hits Dobbs hands.
No disrespect meant to the rookie receiver. Doubs. My auto correct keeps changing the spelling.
Howard hit it spot on once again, which shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone in here.
Love is failing to hit windows. i think we all know what that means.
He isn’t placing the ball. If you have a corner inside of a receiver on the sideline, throw it to his outside shoulder and take the corner out of play, throw it inside and you are asking for a pick.
When i mention throwing it in windows, or a tight window, See A. Rodgers career highlight film.
Howard mentioned throws too high, i also saw overthrown passes, ahead, behind the receiver.
I didn’t pay great attention to the game but i didn’t see a lot of pressure on Love.
Most throws were going to his first read that i saw.
Kudos on the TD’s to Doubs and Davis.
But the 3 picks (i don’t care who else anyone wants to blame). That shouldn’t be happening without pressure or QB hits.
Amari Rodgers had a nice return….it might have ended better if Rashan Gary didn’t knock him dead on his ass on the sideline.
What was Gary’s wonderlic score, a 8? I mean…wtf are you doing RG?.
Speaking of low wonderlic scores. How did Walker and Wyatt fare against the 9ers?
As far as Doubs, i think he has skills, and as Howard noted, he has some hands issues.
Keep in mind, so did Adams in his first two years, so we’ll see how he develops, but there seems to be something electric about him. Time will tell.
Am i just crazy, or do i want to see Danny Gray in a green and gold uniform? DAMN!
Nice grab in the 3rd round possibly.
What I found interesting was the TD throw to Dobbs. You go back and look at the play, and I’ve watched the first half three times now. It was 4th down and 3. Empty backfield for the Packers with the 49ers showing blitz in man, press coverage with one safety deep. Josiah Deguara was wide open in the slot for an easy first down. Which should have been Love’s first read. But two things come into play. First, one of the things LaFleur has said over and over is I don’t want Jordan Love to become robotic, I want him to let it rip, make plays off script. Secondly, and more importantly, on the previous series Romeo Dobbs had beat the very same corner in man coverage for what should have been and easy TD that Love over threw. By far and away his worst throw of the game. Love wasn’t going to let that happen twice. He trusted what he saw and delivered a perfect ball to Dobbs. Even the throw to the RB out of the backfield. The RB is coached to turn his head up field so the throw is up field giving him momentum after the catch. The RB had his back to the defense. So in actuality the throw was correct. Dillion and Jones don’t make that mistake. MLF is correct in saying we need to tighten things around around Love.
I rarely make it through one pre-season game, i can’t remember the last pre-season game i watched from start to finish.
I’m not taking notes, i’m sure as fuck not wasting my time re-watching it
It’s back ups, against back ups and future practice squad players and…some players about to go back home to work at the lumber yard.
Yes, it’s cool to check out the rookies, see how prior draft picks are looking, but after that, it’s a bore fest.
Lets be real, these are hardly the games you will see come Sept 12th. The difference is night and day, in talent, in coaching, play calling.
You look for flash plays, you look to see if Walker and Wyatt are even on the field.
You look at the 49ers passer ratings and think….Holy shit….wtf?
I’ll watch part of the next game (then i’ll think…ok, this is enough, bring on the regular season), and then maybe i’ll watch part of the 3rd game.
The pre-season is (in modern day) live practices for evaluation.
All the (post CBA) training camp practices, 2 a days, pads…were greatly diminished.
So the coaches lean heavily on pre-season to get guys on tape in live action for evaluation. And even then,the league and the NFLPA took a preseason game away from the coaching staffs.
Pre-season is now really part of training camp, evaluation, and vanilla play calling.
Pre-season doesn’t make player, a player, no matter what anyone says….see Brett Hundley after winning the 2015 pre-season MVP award.
Players don’t prove themselves in the pre-season…they make, or don’t make rosters.
THEN…they hope to get on the field in the regular season one day, where…..the players then have an opportunity, to prove themselves.
BRING ON SEPT. 12TH.
When the real players show up and this gets real.
Ordinarily I would agree. There were 33 players that didn’t even dress for the game in San Francisco and Matt LaFleur is notorious for not playing starters during the preseason. I’m only interested in Jordan Love. These games are necessary to get some kind of gage on his development. Is he a viable option should Rodgers go down? Can he be the eventual starter? Everything else works itself out at camp.
That question, might already have been asked and answered, probably by the Packers GM and coaching staff themselves.
I’d like to think (hope), they know by now what they have in Love.
Lets be honest, they are the first to know, not us.
They know these guys very, very well, and have a deep understanding of their layers, if that makes any sense to you.
In reality, we don’t know them at all like the Packers do.
We just judge visually and try to read between the lines of coaches and reporters speak.
If Ted Thompson knew after three years what he had with Aaron Rodgers he wouldn’t have wasted a second round draft pick on Brian Brohm. In fact, there were those in the media that said Brian Brohm would be the better QB over Aaron Rodgers. The same pundits who now say they knew all along of Rodgers greatness. If you assume the organization has all the answers regarding Jordan Love. Then your saying the 23 year old QB is what he is and can no longer be developed. He’s reached his pinnacle as a football player. The last thing Brian Gutekunst wants is to spend a first round pick, 12 million in cash, and three years in developing a franchise QB for another team. It’s one thing to miss on a first round pick. It’s quite another to give away a franchise QB. The stakes are high. Gutekunst has to get this right. Love shows you just enough to tease you. I’m sure the organization has an idea what they have in Love but no one really knows until he gets about 10 starts under his belt. Right now, is Daniel Jones in New York, Geno Smith in Seattle, or Marcus Mariota in Atlanta really that superior to Jordan Love? I don’t see it. And he could be even better. For me, I have to take the emotion out of the equation. Tune out the noise. What does Jordan Love put on tape. Because as the scouts say, the tape doesn’t lie. That’s why I’ll watch every play over and over. You can bet Gutekunst and the coaching staff are doing the same.
” That’s why I’ll watch every play over and over.”
You go right ahead and knock yourself out there Sparky 🤪
And maybe the Packers didn’t have ANY idea of the talent Rodgers had the first two years he was with the team.
Even after….Watching Rodgers tape, over and over and over and over and over and over and………..
In related….hopefully Love shines in pre-season. Maybe get a 3rd round pick for him?
Wouldn’t it be special, if the Packers could draft a good player after round two?
When i say hopefully…..i mean, tick tock bitch, you better get getting, or Gute may have to rescind that 5th year option he gave you right after he drafted you!
In somewhat related….Brett Hundley now has time to teach Kevin King how to deer hunt as they both have all the time in the world.
Kevin King…he’s LONG!! Anyone remember those words?
It’s amazing that no other team in the NFL could use the service of the 33rd pick of the 2017 draft….in his prime.
Strange, especially after we heard Love was (COUGH) doing well last season. Remember that Scooter? Lol
” It’s one thing to miss on a first round pick. It’s quite another to give away a franchise QB” – Goober
LOL…Don’t ever lose that sense of humor Nancy…Franchise QB?…that’s priceless!! 🤣
Listen Sparky….How about….we shoot for competent starter, maybe even competent back up QB, before we start tossing the words “Franchise QB” around, ok sweetheart?
I’m going out on a limb and saying that Jordan Love and the word’s “franchise QB” aren’t used in the same sentence…..take note.
I lOVE YOU MAN!!
YOU KILL ME!! 🤪
“The stakes are high. Gutekunst has to get this right.”
So what….you got a time machine?
Can Goodell give Gute a “do-over? 😅
Sorry people….i got the giggles. 😉
That’s right Kevin. Jordan Love was drafted to be a franchise QB. You don’t spend a first and a fourth round pick on a career backup. The game is starting to slowing down for him. He’s starting to put it all together. Most Packer fans will be excited about that. Aaron Rodgers fans like you and the girls will not. You can’t possible think of a world without Aaron Rodgers as your QB. Fortunately we don’t have a GM that puts his head in the sand and pretends Rodgers will play forever. He prepares for the future. While you keep your head up your ass.
Tom M 2 days ago
That’s right Kevin. Jordan Love was drafted to be a franchise QB. You don’t spend a first and a fourth round pick on a career backup.
Lol…You remember that sweetheart, there will be a one question quiz before too long.
Franchise QB 😏….you kill me with that zany sense of humor.